Math Outreach office is grateful to be the recipient of a 2022 Pillar Sponsorship, continuing our relationship with TD insurance and MBNA. In January 2022, Math+ was awarded $8000 to support our outreach and engagement programs that bring mathematics to the general community outside the university, particularly students in grades one to twelve and elementary school teachers.
Math Outreach provides a wide suite of programs including math activity classes, a mentorship program, school field trips, competitions, summer math camps, youth STEM conferences, and a Girls in STEM program. Our outreach programs connects students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in the department to help grade-school students with a passion for math to delve deeper into this fascinating subject than their schools accommodate. Equally as important, we provide resources for children and teachers to strengthen their math skills and discover a side of math that they didn’t know existed.
Our 2022 Pillar Sponsorship will specifically be directed to the Math Mentorship program, pairing high school students with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The program gives high school students an opportunity to conduct a math research project under the guidance of their mentor. Pillar funding will also be used to support the “Count Me In” Teachers’ Institute, an intervention into the crisis in elementary school math teaching, allowing us to offer this professional development conference for nearly 400 participants. Finally, a portion of the funds will go towards needs-tested bursaries for our youth math activity programs.
The Pillar Sponsorship Program is proudly sponsored by U of T affinity partners Manulife, MBNA, and TD Insurance. These companies offer preferred rates and rewards on financial products for U of T alumni and a portion of the proceeds from these affinity products go to supporting initiatives at U of T that benefit students and alumni. Discover the benefits of affinity products.
Outreach Office wishes to thank MBNA and TD Insurance for their continued support of our initiatives.
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